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The Year-Round Joys and Benefits of Open Source Software

One of the things that makes us programmers feel warm and fuzzy is open source software. Companies support open source too. Why give something away for free? A lot of individuals contribute open source code out of a genuine sense of altruism. Yet when it comes to companies, it’s often a strategic choice, and one they expect to benefit from. Let's review how companies benefit from open source.

Measuring Up: How to Properly Measure Your Programmers

To measure or to not measure, that is the question. Ask programmers and many will tell you that measurement is a fool’s folly. Measurement undermines the team spirit, or it reduces dynamic solutions into simplified numbers that can never reflect the true complexity of the project. On the other hand, without measurement, project managers will struggle to stay on top of a project.

The Remote Revolution Has to be Driven by Output, Not Salaries

The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us all for a loop and forced countless companies to shutter their offices, warehouses, and everything else.  Working remotely works best when you pay people for results, not by the hour. Many companies are still paying their employees salaries and they will find out just how hard it is to motivate an off-site employee when they’re paid the same no matter their output.

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